The captain and owner of the Chinese bulk carrier Tian Du Feng just been sentenced to 800 000 euro fine by the Court of Appeal of Rennes for voluntary pollution off Finistère end of 2010.
The U.S Interior Department opened the door to the first searches in decades for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast, to the dismay of environmentalists who say that seismic exploration could deeply imperil the 34 species of whales and dolphins which live in the survey area.
Launched in 2004 by WWF, Smart Gear Competition aims to inspire innovative solutions to address fisheries bycatch and limit their terrible impact on marine animals. This year, no less than $65,000 are at stake to reward the winners. Your turn to play!
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Global fishery production from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture is expected to set a new record in 2013 at 160 million tonnes, while exports will reach $136 billion.The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but the FAO is urging countries to assist small-scale fishers and fish farmers to benefit too.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Five marine energy innovation projects are to benefit from a £2.8 million share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF), while tidal power company Atlantis Resources Corporation is to receive a £2 million investment from the £103 million Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) to help establish a global engineering hub in Edinburgh.
McPhy Energy, specialist dedicated to energy storage and hydrogen solutions for industrial applications, has signed a major contract in the field of hydrogen maritime mobility with Italian Fincantieri group, a global leader in shipbuilding.
Initiated by the Hydrogen Mission of Pays de la Loire, the FILHyPyNE project aims to develop a polyvalent coastal fishing boat of 12 meters powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system.